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Privacy

The House just renewed a warrantless surveillance law without any privacy reform

[ad_1] Today in Congress, privacy reform faced a significant setback as the House voted 256 to 164 to extend a controversial piece of legislation that provides for a warrantless surveillance program that at times targets American citizens. The law, part of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act...

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Skype adds e2e encrypted ‘private chats’ powered by Signal Protocol

[ad_1] Microsoft-owned VoIP and messaging platform Skype has long been criticized for lacking end-to-end encryption. Which means Skype communications are not protected by a zero access architecture — and the company could be leaned on to provide authorities with your decrypted content data, for example....

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Locked out? Don’t worry, here’s the hardcoded password for your WD My Cloud NAS device

[ad_1] Security researcher James Bercegay found a glaring security hole in the Western Digital MyCloud family of storage devices back in June 2017. He discovered that, amongst other vulnerabiliies, a hidden firmware backdoor allowed anyone to login remotely, using the username mydlinkBRionyg, and the somewhat underwhelming...

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Concerns raised over new ethics regime for UK public sector data processing

[ad_1] Concerns have been raised about a set of late stage government amendments inserted into the UK’s draft data protection bill. The clauses deal with the processing of public sector data. Health data privacy advocacy group MedConfidential believes ministers are trying to sneak in a data...

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